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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Censorship and The Da Vinci Code - The Madness Begins

Singapore film censors have barred those under 16 years of age from watching "The Da Vinci Code" because they are afraid some children might see it as a factual movie.
xxx Singapore's board of film censors, which includes religious representatives, is under the Media Development Authority (MDA), a regulatory agency that covers traditional media as well as Internet websites. "The majority of (censors board) members came to the conclusion that the film should be viewed as a thriller and a piece of fiction," a statement from the MDA said. "Members agreed that the film can be shown, but at a higher rating as only a mature audience will be able to discern and differentiate between fact and fiction," it added. The imminent release of the film has stirred religious passions worldwide with the Anglican Church in Sydney and Catholic bishops in the United States launching websites and videos refuting claims made in the novel.
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3 Comments:

Blogger Jenn of the Jungle said...

Pathetic.

5/09/2006 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

The Singapore authorities contradicting themselves but probably due to the amount of profit that this film is going to generate. Censorship Review Committees view on race and religious content

5/13/2006 04:56:00 AM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

-->Continue to disallow content that denigrates any race or religion.

-->Gradually enlarge common space for discussion of racial and religious issues through the various mediums, as a long-term approach in fostering racial and religious understanding and harmony.

Allow by government dictum. If it smells like a duck, sounds like a duck it must...well censor like a dictatorship.

If we disagree with government or the "church" should we be burned at the stake? This is what lies in the history of the Catholic church, dictatorships and monarchs, not western democracies.

5/13/2006 11:42:00 AM  

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